The Six Festivals to Enjoy While Teaching English in China
Posted: Oct 08, 2018
A large number of immensely proficient and adequately experienced individuals from all across the globe are lately planning to pursue their English teaching career in abroad. Although a major portion of them scan the varied articles published online for being aware of the ways through which they can succeed in their endeavor and earn huge amounts of money, a few try to understand the exclusive culture of the said nation so that they can have a great time staying there. Well, in case you belong to the group latter, please do procure enough information about and indulge in the six wonderful festivals mentioned below, while educating children in China.
- Spring Festival- Having a history of almost four thousand years, Chinese Spring Festival is noted for being the most important and immensely magnificent celebration lasting for twenty three days. People clean their house, get a haircut, purchase new clothes, exchange gifts, light fireworks, and eat laba porridge.
- Mid-Autumn Festival- People worship the moon during mid-autumn festival, which is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month symbolizing reunion and harvest. The members of each family generally get together, watch the full moon requesting it to bring good luck, and eat exceptionally delectable mooncakes.
- Chongyang Festival- Also known as Double Ninth Festival as it is celebrated on ninth day of ninth month of lunar calendar, during Chongyang, natives along with people teaching ESL in China eat cakes prepared from rice flour, jujube, sugar, almonds, and chestnuts, drink liquor, and climb high mountains for admiring the blooming chrysanthemums.
- Dragon Boat Festival-Duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated during the summer season and generally commemorates filial peaty or a virtue of respecting one’s ancestors and parents. People watch dragon boat races and varied kinds of entertaining performances as well as eat dumplings made of sticky rice.
- Qixi Festival- It celebrates the yearly meeting of a weaver girl and cowherd in mythology. Women make a series of handicrafts and wish for their husbands’ wellbeing. This traditional holiday is presently also called Chinese Valentine’s Day as young boys and girls go out on dates and give flowers to each other.
- National Day of China- The National Day of China is celebrated every day on the first of October throughout Hong Kong, Macau, and other prominent locations of China. People enjoy activities and concerts organized by the government. English teachers can also pay visit to notable tourist attractions during this holiday.
All the people who have bagged a job of teaching ESL in China must take some time out and participate in the unique festivals stated above. Doing so would rejuvenate their spirits to a great extent.
Jonathan Davis is an author, who writes articles and blogs stating the ways in which people could enjoy while teaching Esl in China.